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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdef s Zip.java
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2002 17:44:11 GMT
From: "Stefan Bodewig" <bodewig@apache.org>

> On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Magesh Umasankar <umagesh@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > Why do you want the aliases removed in Ant2?
> > Just for aesthetics?
> 
> s/aesthetics/consistency/
> 

Userland doesn't seem to think so ;-)

I am not saying we don't rename for 
consistency - all I am saying is we don't
benefit from chucking away old names.

> > If we can live with it in Ant1, we 
> > can live with it in Ant2 as well?
> 
> Because we don't need to be backwards compatible in Ant2 and provide a
> tool to convert build files.  When it comes to aliases, the converted
> build file will work both in Ant2 and in the latest released version
> of Ant 1.x.

ok then.  Perhaps we may even ask the
users what they want?  For all we know
there may be some folks out there who likes
to use the name zipfile instead of destFile.

> 
> Stefan


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